The High School ASB/Leadership class hosted one of our most popular events of the year, our Back to School Water Balloon Bonanza, on Friday, October 17, on the Grauer field. Grauer students and faculty competed in 3 rounds to get each other wet by throwing water balloons at each other.
Grauer Physics students have been learning about acceleration, and in particular, the acceleration of objects caused by earth's gravitational field. Students dropped different objects and collected data in order to calculate the actual acceleration of the objects and compare it to expected values.
A guest speaker visited the 10th Grade World History students to to share her personal story of growing up in Afghanistan as it used to be and how it changed under Communist rule, and her family's experience fleeing as refugees from the Soviet invasion.
Students in Isaac Langen's and Tom Hopper's Music classes have been sharing their creative music with everyone else on campus this week. We are all so appreciative that we're able to hear live music on campus this year!
The 6th period High School Art class went on a field trip to the Oceanside Museum of Art. It's always great to get inspired by other artists, and this trip allowed the students to see all sorts of artists working in all different types of mediums.
Grauer 11th grade students in U.S. History class welcomed a panel of immigrants and immigration-related experts to supplement their unit on immigration. The firsthand accounts provided insight into the realities of immigration.
Members of Grauer's Shockwave #3848 High School Robotics team came to campus to participate in the kickoff of this year's First Tech Challenge (FTC) "Freight Frenzy" competition. The team members already have some great ideas about the robot's drive train and the mechanism they will need to build to pick up items on the field.
Congratulations to Jaden C. '22 for winning Silver and Gold medals at the Fortune Fencing Regional Open Circuit/Regional Junior Cadet Circuit in Anaheim.
Congratulations to Savannah H. '22 for being elected the ASB President for the 2021-2022 school year by the entire student body!
Dr. Grauer shares the speech he made in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day to the student body at The Grauer School. Understanding and respecting the land might be the best way to celebrate this holiday.
Last week, Dr. Grauer traveled with a group of students on a Grauer expedition to Bahia de Los Angeles in Mexico. He reflects on introducing his students to new experiences in this remote area of the world, helping them to connect with nature and inspiring them to protect the earth.
Dharma has many meanings in global religions and traditions. To Dr. Grauer, it means "pursuing a peaceful path". This concept of mindfulness influences the Grauer teaching philosophy quietly and pervasively, as we seek to engage students in a process rather than focus on an end product.
Dr. Grauer compares the uncertainty and risk of being tossed by ocean waves to dealing with relentless waves of Covid-related complications. We're all grasping for certainty in our own ways, and we need calm, perseverance, and joy to make our way through these times together as a united community.